|my happy little (flock/school/herd) of butterflies|
i found these sweet little butterflies on little birdie secrets, they were too cute and looked like the perfect size for a weary crafter to tackle today. the blog offers tutorials and patterns for several different sizes of butterflies so you can make them to suit your needs. the tutorials are also pinned to my crochet ... my new years resolution board on pinterest. i used a 100% viscose type wool as it had a little shimmer to it i thought would be perfect for my little butterflies.
|my lovely mum photographing me trying to crochet!|
|the first one ... then you add the body and antennae by just wrapping a wool around the middle ...|
|and she was done ... i was really pleased with my first attempt ....|
|... so i made another one ...|
|... and then they just started multiplying!|
outcome: the little beauties are multiplying :) as a beginner crocheter even for me these only take 15 minutes to make including adding the little body and antennae. i love them, definitely have made a heap today so i am going to attach them to all sorts of things over the next couple of days including polly's bed pillows, a card, a frame, and anything else i find lying around that needs a butterfly to brighten my day ... hehehehe
my sincere thanks to little birdie secrets, the patterns were so easy to use, i will be back to pin more of them to my boards to make some other crochet beauties as my skill develops!